21 October 2014
Northern Minerals Ltd. (ASX:NTU) announced that the government of Western Australia has given environmental approval for the proposed mine and ore processing facility at Browns Range, the company’s heavy rare earths project.
The way is now paved for development.
As quoted in the press release:
The Project was referred to the WA Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in May 2013. In August 2014, the EPA recommended approval of the Project to the WA Minister for Environment, stating it considers the Project can be managed to meet the EPA’s environmental objectives subject to its recommended conditions being adopted.
George Bauk, managing director at Northern Minerals, commented:
Receiving the primary environmental approval is a significant step forward in the Project’s development and clears the path for Browns Range to become the first significant dysprosium producer outside of China.
The focus is now on finalising the Project’s Feasibility Study and securing offtake and financing to progress the Project through construction in 2015 and commissioning in 2016.
Click here to read the full Northern Minerals Ltd. (ASX:NTU) press release.
Courtesy of Rare Earth